Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

Daily Beast
May 4, 2021
Josh Mandel—the far-right, former Ohio state representative now running for Senate—has recently joined the chorus of conservatives railing against Big Tech. But before he turned against Silicon Valley, Mandel was a Facebook stock investor who made tens of thousands of dollars.
May 3, 2021
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) advocates are having a moment.
Investment News
April 8, 2021
Wall Street rewards high-risk behavior in its salespeople, be they deemed brokers, the old-fashioned term, or financial advisers, in the more commonly accepted contemporary tongue.
March 9, 2021
New reporting has found that Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) traded stocks for the first time as a member of Congress during March 2020, while Congress was negotiating and voting on the CARES Act.

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Campus News | February 3, 2021
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